Chicken Satay Skewers

Asian food is one of our favourites. An increasingly popular cuisine for dining out, it is far more rarely attempted in our own kitchens. However, Asian food can be extremely simple to recreate with every ounce of deliciousness if you have the right recipe and the right ingredients!

One of our favourite Asian starts/side-dishes is delicious Chicken Satay – and this recipe for chicken satay skewers is almost better than any you could get in a restaurant! The sweet and spicy peanut sauce is to die for. Serve as starter, side dish or with sticky rice for a delicious main course.



  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 1/2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp runny honey
  • 1 tsp peanut butter


  • 4 chicken breasts cut into long strips


  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1/2 onion finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp crushed dried chillies or 1 tbsp sweet chilli sauce (add a little more if you like it spicy)
  • 100g peanut butter
  • 75ml coconut milk
  • 75ml water
  • 1 tsp soft brown sugar
  • 8 bamboo or wooden skewers


Step 1 – Mix together all the ingredients for the marinade in a big bowl

Step 2 – How you’d like your chicken is up to you, you can cut it into chunks or long thin strips. Our preferred method is to flatten the chicken, cover it with cling film and flatten it with a rolling pin. Cut each breast lengthways into 4 or 5 strips

Step 3 – Leave the chicken to soak in the marinade for between 15 and 30 minutes. The longer you leave it to marinade the longer the flavour has to absorb

Step 4 – Soak the skewers in cold water for 20 minutes before cooking to avoid charring or burning

Step 5 – While your skewers are soaking heat the vegetable oil in a pain and saute the onion and chillies (if you’ve opted for the chillies) until browned and cooked

Step 6 – Add the rest of the ingredients (including sweet chilli sauce if you’re choosing this option)

Step 7 – Bring to the boil whilst continuously stirring, then cook for 2 minutes until thickened

Step 8 – Pre-heat the grill

Step 9 – Thread the chicken strips onto the skewers and grill for about 4 minutes each side, turning occasionally to ensure the chicken is cooked thoroughly Step 10 – Serve with some delicious dipping sauce!

Source: Linda-Rd

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Chicken is the perfect summer meat, and with such a simple, but extremely scrumptious recipe, you can’t say no to these inside-out chicken kievs

In this warm weather, you don’t want to have to do too much preparation or spend hours near your oven when you cook a meal. If you are a fan of delicious and extremely easy meals to cook, this inside-out chicken kiev with golden crispy breadcrumbs and a garlic butter is perfect for you. Enjoy!



  • 4 skinless,boneless chicken breasts
  • 25g garlic butter, softened
  • 25g crispy breadcrumbs


Step 1- Place the 4 chicken breasts on a baking tray or baking sheet and rub some of the garlic butter in to the meat to ensure the flavours are rich. Then add any salt and pepper and cook under the grill for 15 mins, turning regularly to cook the meat through.

Step 2- Take the breadcrumbs and mix them in with the leftover garlic butter. Then, add a serving of the mixture to the top of each chicken breast and return to the grill for 3-5 mins until the mixture turns a delicious golden brown colour.

Step 3- We recommend serving with some delicious sweet potato wedges and your choice of seasonal vegetables, perhaps some green beans with some of the remaining butter over them. Enjoy!

Source: BBC Good Food 

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Orange Drizzle Loaf

Though Jaffa Cakes are the subject of much debate (is it a cake or a biscuit? We’d go for cake personally), it is difficult to argue with their household name status.

If you are a fan of the sweet and tangy combination of chocolate and orange then this delicious loaf is most certainly one for you! This moist and fruity cake will get everyone talking, and we’re sure it will become a firm favourite in your household.



  • 140g butter, softened
  • 200g self-raising flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 200g golden caster sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 6 tbsp milk
  • Finely grated zest 1 large orange
  • 3 tbsp orange juice
  • 50g golden caster sugar
  • 50g dark chocolate


Step 1 – Preheat your oven to 180C or gas mark 4. Butter and line the base of your loaf tin. Put all of your cake ingredients into a bowl and beat with a hand whisk, wooden spoon or an electric whisk if you’re feeling a little lazy. Beat the mixture for around 3 – 5 minutes until the mixture is light and fluffy.

Step 2 - Then gently spoon the mix into the tin and make sure the top is flat and level.

Step 3 – Bake your mixture for around 40 – 50 minutes or until golden brown and firm to touch.

Step 4 - Heat the orange juice and caster sugar in a small pan on a low heat. Stir until the mixture is completely dissolved.

Step 5 - When your cake is completely cooked, remove it from the oven and lightly spoon over the orange mix. Leave the cake to cool in the tin then remove and cool completely on a wire rack.

Step 6 – Break up the chocolate and melt over a pan of simmering water or in the microwave for around 1 – 2 minutes. Drizzle over the cake and leave to set. (Alternatively, you may prefer to use icing, as shown in the photo above.)

Step 7 – Serve and enjoy!

Source: BBC Good Food 

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Naan Pizza

We've already told you how to make a pizza from scratch, but if that seemed too much like hard work, here's a quicker way to your own delicious pizzas at home. Pizza and naan bread might sound like a strange combination, but trust us - it works, and it takes less than 15 minutes to make!

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  • 1 Naan Bread
  • Tomato Purée
  • Mozzarella Cheese
  • Your Favourite Topping(s)


Step 1 - Preheat your oven to 220oC (or 200 if it's a fan oven).

Step 2 - Remove your naan bread from its packet and use a knife to spread tomato purée over the surface (no need to spread it on too thick).

Step 3 - Tear up some mozzarella and arrange it on top of the naan. Use as much or as little as you please.

Step 4 - Add the other toppings. Pretty much anything tastes good on a pizza - see our previous pizza recipe for some classic topping suggestions!

Step 5 - Place your naan on a pizza tray (or, failing that, a standard baking tray). Put this tray in your preheated oven.

Step 6 - The pizza will take 5-10 minutes to cook, depending on how crispy you want it. Keep an eye on the oven to see when the cheese has melted.

Step 7 - Once you're satisfied, remove your naan pizza from the oven and tuck in!

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Yorkshire Pud

Now usually with something like Yorkshire puddings, we’d say keep it classic and don’t fuss around with them too much – this recipe however is an exceedingly tasty exception. These stunning mustard and herb infused Yorkshire puddings make an ideal accompaniment for a roast beef dinner, or any meal that you think would benefit from a slightly tweaked treat.


  • 400ml milk
  • 200g flour (plain)
  • 4tbsp sunflower oil
  • 2tbsp powdered English mustard
  • 5 Eggs
  • A large bunch of rosemary and thyme leaves


Step 1 – Combine in a large mixing bowl the flour, eggs, and mustard powder, and beat until it forms a thick batter.

Step 2 – Gradually stir in the milk while still beating until the mixture is a similar consistency to single cream.

Step 3 – Add the herbs and season to your taste.

Step 4 – Pour a small amount of oil into each hole of your Yorkshire pudding tray, and cook the oil in the oven (gas mark 7/200C) for 5 minutes. 

Step 5 – Quickly remove the tin and add the mixture to each hole, aiming to fill them up around two-thirds full.

Step 6 – Add the tin back to the oven and cook the mixtures for around 20 minutes, or until they are golden brown and puffed up!


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